Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is one with President Rodrigo Duterte in labelling the NPA, the armed wing of Communist Party of the Philippines as terrorists. Secretary Lorenzana said the armed communists “extort people of their hard-earned money, burn property and equipment, and harass helpless civilians wherever they go.”
“I am one with the President in condemning the atrocities committed by the NPA, and in rightfully labelling them as terrorists,” the defense chief said in a statement released today.
“They rely on treachery and guile to trick the innocent into joining their misguided cause, and killing those who oppose them,” he added.
Earlier this month President Duterte said “I do not think that they are really worthy of being called rebels. Plainly they are terrorists to me.”
“From now on, I will consider the CPP-NPA-NDFP (Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front of the Philippines) a terrorist group,” the President said as he talks with the families of Corporal Owen B. Yee, Private First Class Pat O. Non, and Private First Class Nino Christopher I. Talabor all from the Philippine Army, all killed by NPA.
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